CDS 2 2020 Notification and Exam Date [APPLY NOW]

UPSC has published the CDS 2 2020 Notification for the defence aspirants who want to join the join The Indian Army, Navy, Air Force as an commissioned officer. Through CDS 2 2020 exam you can join the IMA, AFA, INA and OTA Chennai. Defence aspirants who are eligible and planning to apply for the CDS 2 2020 can check the important details like CDS 2 2020 Notification date, Exam Dates, Age Limits, Application Form, Exam Details, Selection Procedure belowThe Indian armed forces always give fair chances to the candidates who are willing to join the three forces and serve the nation. Our country encourages youth mostly to join the forces. CDS 2 2020 is one of the important options/chances provided to graduate candidates. Read the CDS 2 2020 notification important details below. Last date of CDS 2 2020 notification is 25 Aug 2020.

CDS 2 2020 Eligibility Criteria: CDS 2 2020 notification published by UPSC has mentioned clearly about the eligibility criteria for all the aspirants. Check the UPSC CDS 2 2020 Exam notification for more details once it is officially published. Check eligibility criteria given below, before going for registration. Candidates should read and understand the CDS 2 2020 notification thoroughly before applying. The SSBCrack support team is always there to clear all the doubts of a Defence aspirant. You can reach us through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogs, Websites, and Youtube also.

CDS 2 2020 Educational Qualifications: Candidates should go through the educational qualifications before applying the examination. Here we brought the complete details of the educational qualifications required for CDS 2 2020 Notification.

INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMYB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AIR FORCE ACADEMYGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)

CDS 2 2020 Age-limit: CDS 2 2020Notification always tries to choose young aspirants into the forces. Due to that, the age limits for all academies will be changing from time to time. Board will issue the cut-off dates for eligibility. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.

INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-2402 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2002
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-2402 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2002
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-2402 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2001
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-2502 Jul 1996 to 01 Jul 2002
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-2502 Jul 1996 to 01 Jul 2002

CDS 2 2020 Selection Procedure: CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of the below-mentioned phases. Each and every candidate should go through all the stages. There is no exemption.

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Merit List

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun—151 (DE) Course commencing in July, 2021 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in July, 2021 Executive (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special entry ) holders ]. 26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2021 i.e. No. 210 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry] 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 114th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2021 169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 28th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2021. 17

CDS 2 2020 Examination Pattern: UPSC follows a standard way to conduct the CDS 2 2020 examination. The written examination consists of the below subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:


B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:


CDS 2 2020 Notification SSB Interview 2020 involves 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
  • Stage 2 involves interview, group testing officer task, psychology test, and conference

CDS 2 2020 How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website — or
  • Click on the UPSC CDSE 2 2020 link
  • In Part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In Part – II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines
  • Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference
CDS 2 2020 Notification Other important details:

Application fee: Rs 200/- SC, ST and women candidates are exempted from application fee

Examination Centers: UPSC CDS 2 2020 exam will be held in 41 CDS Exam Centers across India.

CDS 2 2020 Important Dates: UPSC is going to release the CDS 2 2020 notification and for now important dates have been released. Let’s have a look at the detailed schedule for CDS 2 2020 exam.

CDS 2 2020 Application Start Date05 Aug 2020
CDS 2 2020 Application Last Date25 Aug 2020
CDS 2 2020 Exam Date08 Nov 2020
CDS 2 2020 Admit Card Download DateBefore 3 weeks of exam
CDS 2 2020 Result Date (Expected)Announced Soon

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off (Expected):

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off will be calculated by the number of candidates qualified and vacant posts. They will be called as per the merit only. No other false mode of selection will be done by the board. Here are the cut off marks of CDS 1 2019.

What is CDS Exam?

CDS is a written exam conducted by UPSC to recruitment potential officers for Army, Navy and Air Force.

What is the educational qualification required for CDS Exam?

Any graduate can apply for CDS Exam.

Can women apply for CDS Exam?

Yes, women can only apply for OTA through CDS exam.

How to apply for CDS Exam?

You can apply for CDS exam on the official website of UPSC.


  1. Neetika

    I want to go through direct NCC (C certificate) entry....obviously OTA (women)....but for now there is no notification regarding NCC entry in OTA ....please tell that within time I will fill the form and go for the written...otherwise i will miss my last date also LOOKING FOR YOUR REPLY🙏
  2. Denny Babu

    Respected Sir/Madam I'm Denny Babu.I am a graduate.Should i can apply for CDS exam helf on this year
  3. Sushma

    Sir my height is 150in cm,and i belong from west Bengal Am i eligible for CDS OTA?
  4. Ravi

    Sir my DOB is 28april 1996 am I eligible?
    1. Dr hrishi

  5. sai

    sir my DOB is 15-06-1996. cant i apply for even OTA chennai?
    1. Sankalp Gupta

      Sir i am in 5 sem of bsc .my dob is 9 july i eligible for cds2 2020. Please reply
  6. Sumeet

    My DOB is 15march 1996. I am eligible?
  7. Chandan Swain

    Sir my DOB is 15 Feb 1997 .can I apply for test ? Plz reply sir
    1. Abhishek


    Good afternoon sir, I am pursuing BE final year now. But I didn't get 6th semester marksheet. But now I am 20 years can I apply for CDS 2.
  9. Abhishek gurjar

    Sir IAM Student of bsc 2year mathematics I can apply CDs AFA and INA please reply sir
    1. Likitha C

      Thank you for this article it was so informative. In education qualification for Indian Navy and Air force it's mentioned 10+2 with graduation. Then how about graduation on diploma basis. Are they eligible? 10+diploma+engineering is allowed?

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